February 9, 2007

Samsung’s Mobile Tracker Phone

Samsung unveiled a new range of mobile phones called "Mobile Tracker Phones" excl

usively for the Indian market.

Because of the rapidly growing mobile phone usage in India, the safety and responsible usage of it is also growing. To deal with this, Samsung introduced a new range of mobile phone ca

lled Mobile Tracker Phone. The company targets all segments of the society with three models- SGH-C140, SGH-X520, and SGH-E250 are entry level and mid-range models.

The main feature of the phone include new security features such as mobile tracking (MT), emergency SMS, and privacy lock, thus empowering consumers with security during mobility

The MT (Mobile Tracking) detects the unauthorized usage of the handset. When a different SIM card is inserted, the MT-enabled phone automatically sends an SMS to up to two numbers pre-defined by the original user revealing the IMEI number of the phone along with the new SIM number, thus helping in retrieving the handset back.

The emergency SMS feature helps the user to send an SMS for help when in distress or some kind of emergency. The user has to push the volume key four times consecutively to activate the feature. Once activated, it automatically sends an SMS to up to 10 predefined numbers with text saying "Emergency. Help plz", and after that the phone goes into the 'emergency re
ceiving mode' where user can only receive calls from the 10 predefined numbers. Further, when they call back, the phone automatically receives the call with one vibration.

Lastly, the privacy lock feature enables user to lock all the files and folders inside the phone, thus safe guarding the information against unauthorized access.

During the occasion, Samsung expressed its commitment to continue launching global phones with localized features. In addition, the company also promised to incorporate all the three security features in all its new and upcoming mobile models.

Other features of the phones:

SGH-C140 - This is an entry-level phone in a compact and stylish design. 65K color LCD, speaker phone for Hands free communication, and 16 polyphonic ring tones. It has a screen measuring 3.8cm with a resolution of 128x128 pixels, and the phone comes with an internal memory of 700 KB.

SGH-X520 - It has been tagged by the company as the chic slim phone with extra seduction of stunning colors such as Indigo Blue and Wine Red. Its features include FM radio, VGA camera, and 65 K color CSTN LCD screen measuring 4.8cm with a resolution of 128x160 pixels. It comes with an internal memory of 2.8 MB.

SGH-E250 – The phone is embedded with VGA camera and the latest multimedia features. Further, it features a 5cm TFT screen, stereo FM radio, video recording, Bluetooth wireless support, 12 MB internal memory and
Micro SD slot expandable up to 2GB.

All the three newly launched Samsung mobile phones SGH-C140, SGH-X520, and SGH-E250 are available at a MRP of Rs 2,579; Rs 6,149; and Rs 8,299 respectively.

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